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Love TV? TV women have brought us great lessons in leadership, achievement and diligence. It’s time their stories are told and in many cases, placed in the proper context of the women’s movement, social change and political trends. Representation of women on TV – whether it’s in the news, programming schedule or sports – is a fraction of the amount of screen time men get. Yet every generation of women is profoundly impacted by what they see. It’s more than the memory of watching it, it’s the confidence that if a girl or woman sees another doing it, she is more likely to believe in herself.

Advanced TV Herstory finds those seminal moments, those important episodes of iconic shows or profiles of women whose persistence was exemplary, and tells those stories. Within each episode, we zero in on the life lessons discovered through research and analysis. Shows from every era and genre, and the women who made them, get their place in the spotlight. 

Hosted and produced by Cynthia Bemis Abrams

Mar 24, 2016

Anita Hill became a household name in an instant.

Nationally televised hearings were booster rockets for C-SPAN

#69 in American Rhetoric's Top 100 Speeches of 20th Century

Aggressive questioning from men of both parties

Hill's work and legacy

Contiributor to 2003 Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New...


Mar 6, 2016

Emergence of women in title roles - mid 70s, Title IX, the ERA

Barney Rosenzweig & Aaron Spelling

Pamela Sue Martin's walk out on the Nancy Drew (1978) set

13 episodes of Mrs. Columbo - spin off from an unseen character from the series Columbo. Actors Kate Mulgrew & Peter Falk were about 35 years apart in age.

Kate...